East Lothian Council subsidises a number of bus services on routes where no alternative route exists, and where commercial bus operators would not be able to cover their costs if they delivered a service. Where a need is identified, the Council may subsidise a commercial operator to cover a whole route, or part of a route at a particular time of the day.
Do we have need for a public bus service to Morham and Garvald? It is difficult to live here without owning a car? Are there non-drivers, like teenagers or older people who would benefit? Could we see a situation where families could manage with one less car?
Find out how to give your views here: https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/supported-bus-routes-consultation/
Please note that Shamin Akhtar’s councillor surgeries this evening have been postponed. They will now be held tomorrow from 1.45-2.15 in Garvald Village hall and 2.30-3.00pm in Morham village hall.
East Lothian are holding a consultation on supported bus routes. If you are interested in giving your opinion on the potential provision of a bus route for Garvald and Morham and the surrounding areas, please complete the survey.
East Lothian’s annual Archaeology and Local History Fortnight is from 31 August – 15 September 2019, organised by East Lothian Council Archaeology Service.
There will be lots of different events, from walks and talks to archaeological digs, providing an opportunity for everyone to get involved in the heritage of East Lothian.
This year has the biggest programme ever with lots of exciting events. Download the programme or pick up a copy at a local library or museum.
You may have seen the damage to the footpath beside the burn from the flooding last week. Phillip White, chair of the Garvald and Morham Community Council, has been in touch with East Lothian Council. They have inspected the damage and will repair the path with additional hardcore to make the path safe as soon as possible.
East Lothian Council has developed a Draft East Lothian Climate Change Strategy 2019–2024, for consultation, setting out how we will continue to reduce the carbon emissions that cause global warming, adapt to changes in our climate and improve sustainability. They would like to hear your views on proposals for how the Council, and the wider East Lothian community, including local communities, businesses, organisations and individuals, can tackle climate change.
The Draft Climate Change Strategy sets out how East Lothian Council will tackle climate change locally in East Lothian, and how it will work in partnership to ensure that East Lothian can play its full part in the national and international efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Strategy sets out the priorities and actions for the Council and the wider East Lothian community to mitigate against and reduce the impacts of climate change.
The public consultation is underway on the draft strategy until 22nd July 2019. You can access the consultation here.
Further information on the consultation on the Draft Climate Change Strategy is available on the East Lothian Council website. Look out for further promotion via the Council’s Twitter and Facebook, or email email@example.com for more information.
Craig Hoy will be holding councillor surgeries in Garvald on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5.15pm (except in July, August and December), starting Wednesday 19th June.